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Wax'o Paradiso are throwing one last party for summer and more electronic music news

Amon Tobin is back while Bunker reveal their final party lineup at Lounge.

It’s the last weekend of summer (yes already), so why not see it out with one last hurrah of day-party madness? This Saturday February 23, the Wax’o Paradiso team are throwing what they’re calling their most absurdly themed party since “Pavlova, Queen of the Dessert” – ROOBOCOP. Half robot. Half kangaroo. All cop. Absolute mad lads these guys. It’s going down at Fairfield Amphitheatre, with sounds selected by Alison Swing (USA), Whiskey HoustonEdd Fisher and Simon TK from 3pm. Tickets are on sale now. 

One of the luminaries of the experimental IDM sphere, Amon Tobin, has announced his impending return with his first album in eight years coming out in April. Titled Fear in a Handful of Dust, the album also launches his own label, called Nomark, which according to the press release, has an “ambitious” album release schedule this year. Amon Tobin wowed audiences across the globe with his ISAM album tour, utilising a ground-breaking stage production involving 3D projections evolving on an enormous cubic structure. He brought that tour to Melbourne in 2012 and it was genuinely one of the most incredible shows I’ve ever seen. Years ago it was hinted something bigger was in the works, maybe it’s finally time for it to hit the stage. 

Melbourne techno crew Bunker are the latest team to announce their final party at Lounge. To send off the venue they’re doing a full night of back-to-back sets with some of Melbourne’s most-loved heavy hitters: Moopie b2b NERVE, Dj Kiti b2b Chiara Kickdrum, Sam Hilton b2b Tim Heaney (citipower), PWD b2b Hyper Binary, D-REX b2b Matt Radovich and Adrian Bell b2b Different Shades. I suspect D-REX and Radovich together will be a force to behold, with D-REX’s diesel-slurping high-bpm grit backed by the veteran’s experience in all things techno. It goes down on Friday March 29 and tickets are on sale now.